Portugese legend, Carlos do Carmo dies on New Year’s Day

Portuguese singer Carlos do Carmo passed away on Friday.

Carlos Do Carmo, 81, was dubbed the “Sinatra” of soulful long music.

The deceased was the first Portuguese artist to receive the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement award in 2014.

Do Carmo died at Santa Maria Hospital in Lisbon after suffering an aortic aneurysm.

“One of the major contributions to Portuguese culture was the way in which it renewed fado and prepared it for the future,” Prime Minister Antonio Costa wrote on Twitter.

“It was the voice of Portugal,” President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa told TVI broadcaster.

Do Carmo has performed at major stages including the Royal Albert Hall in London and New York City Hall.

The legend oversaw a film about fado, which was screened at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival.

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